Within a few kilometres of the Atlantic Ocean, Saint-Julien-des-Landes is a small rural community near the Vendée coastline. Set in the countryside near the famous seaside resorts of Les Sables d'Olonne and Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, the town of Saint-Julien-des-Landes offers peace and quiet and wonderful holidays on the Atlantic coast. It is an ideal holiday destination for families who will love the Grand Défi treetop adventure course and the nearby Lac de Jaunay, the perfect spot for a walk in the countryside. Famous for fresh air and fun, the coastline from La Rochelle to Saint-Jean-de-Monts offers wonderful scenery where the whole family can enjoy swimming and water sports. If you fancy getting away from the French mainland when you're on holiday, you can head for the Atlantic islands. Spend a day exploring the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier, or head south to the most famous of them all: the Ile de Ré.